Saturday, October 10, 2009

Enlightened Economics

I discovered a blog today written by Ron Robins, a British-born Canadian MBA who is advancing the cause of "enlightened economics." (The site has been added to the blog roll on the right.)

His stated purpose is to "create a discussion in formulating a practical economics that integrates consciousness, natural law, and free-market theory." In other words, he advocates a new way of thinking about economics, and how we measure our economic health as a society.

He discusses topics such as voluntary simplicity, long-term economic thinking,and retiring the GDP, and alternatives to the U.S. Consumer Price Index. He predicts that "Cultural Creatives" will dominate the new economy.

A lot of food for thought and discussion.

*Advaita (non-duality) cartoon provided by Bob Seal